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Beyond individual and group differences : human individuality, scientific psychology, and William Stern's critical personalism

Author: James T Lamiell
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author provides book-length treatment of the concept of human individuality in 20th century scientific psychology highlighting the historical contributions made by the German psychologist and philosopher William Stern (1871-1938).
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James T Lamiell
ISBN: 9781452262680 1452262683
OCLC Number: 955634566
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 331 p.) : il
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: a lost star --
Part I: Historical beginnings --
The problem of individuality and the birth of a "differential" psychology --
The narrowing of perspective in the proliferation of standardized testing and correlational research --
The entrenchment of a "common trait" perspective on human individuality --
Part II : Statistical thinking in the post-wundtian restructuring of scientific psychology --
The emergence of a "neo-galtonian" framework for psychological research : a historical sketch --
Contemporary "nomotheticism" within the neo-galtonian framework : a methodological primer --
Contemporary "nomotheticism" in critical perspective --
Part III: Rethinking the problem --
An introduction to critical personalism --
Some models of personalistic inquiry in contemporary psychology --
Our differences aside : persons, things, individuality, and community.
Responsibility: James T. Lamiell.

Abstract:

The author provides book-length treatment of the concept of human individuality in 20th century scientific psychology highlighting the historical contributions made by the German psychologist and philosopher William Stern (1871-1938).

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